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02.08.2008 17:41

Touré and Eto'o out of action

Sergi Nogueras / Jordi Clos

Touré Yaya and Samuel Eto'o did not take part in training on Saturday morning in what proved to be a particularly physical session for the FC Barcelona first team squad in the United States.

In the first of two practice stints on the day, Pep Guardiola's players were put through their paces by the coach at the University of Illinois campus, where the continued preparing for their first match in the middle of Sunday night (CET).

entrenament_020808_x2x.jpgGuardiola was without Touré and Eto'o, who both stayed at the hotel to continue recovering along with Víctor Sánchez and Víctor Vázquez. The Ivory Coast international picked up a knock on his ankle, while the Cameroonian still has a sore ankle from a blow received before leaving Barcelona. Recuperator Emili Ricard and physiotherapist David Álvarez helped both the players and the pair should be back in action in the second session of the day.

Short session

entrenament_020808_x5x.jpgThe morning session last approximately one hour, which is less then usual. After the warm-up, the players did a variety of physical exercises before the last part was more relaxed with ball games in front of the stand, where there were a number of local fans watching events.

All three goalkeepers on the trip worked away from the squad with Juan Carlos Unzué.
Touré and Eto'o out of action
In the stadium
The second training session of the day will be at Soldier Field in Chicago where the first game of the trip will take place against Chivas.

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